2014–15 Olympique de Marseille season

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Olympique de Marseille
2014–15 season
President Vincent Labrune
Manager Marcelo Bielsa
Stadium Stade Vélodrome
Ligue 1 1st
Coupe de France n/a
Coupe de la Ligue Round of 32 - lost 2-1 to Stade Rennais F.C.
Trophée des Champions Not Qualified
Top goalscorer League: Andre-Pierre Gignac (10)
All: Andre-Pierre Gignac (10)
Highest home attendance 61,986 v Toulouse - J10 - October 19, 2014
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014–15 Olympique de Marseille season is the 65th professional season of the club since its creation in 1899 and 19th consecutive season in the top flight.

This will be the first season in 10 years that Marseille will not be participating in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League having finished sixth in the 2013-14 Ligue 1 season. The club will be coached by legendary Argentine tactician Marcelo Bielsa, who signed a two-year contract in May 2014.

This will also be the first season in which the side will play at the renovated Stade Vélodrome, with the stadium having completed renovations which took place over the last three years. Capacity will be up to 67,000 - from 48,000 last season, and 42,000 the season before. The stadium is rated five-star by UEFA, and will be used ahead of UEFA Euro 2016.

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Olympique de Marseille players, see Category:Olympique de Marseille players.

French teams are limited to four players without EU citizenship. Hence, the squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 July 2014.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 France DF Baptiste Aloé
3 Cameroon DF Nicolas N'Koulou
4 Brazil DF Dória
5 France DF Stéphane Sparagna
6 France MF Momar Bangoura
7 France MF Benoît Cheyrou
8 France MF Mario Lemina
9 France FW André-Pierre Gignac
10 Ghana MF André Ayew
11 France MF Romain Alessandrini
14 France MF Florian Thauvin
15 France DF Jérémy Morel
16 Republic of the Congo GK Brice Samba
No. Position Player
17 France MF Dimitri Payet
20 Togo MF Alaixys Romao
22 Belgium FW Michy Batshuayi
23 France DF Benjamin Mendy
24 France DF Rod Fanni
25 France MF Gianelli Imbula
26 Ivory Coast DF Brice Dja Djédjé
27 Morocco MF Abdelaziz Barrada
29 France FW Jérémie Porsan-Clemente
30 France GK Steve Mandanda (captain)
40 France GK Julien Fabri
-- Brazil DF Alef
-- France MF Maxime Lopez

Coaching Staff[edit]

Manager Marcelo Bielsa
Assistant Coaches Diego Reyes, Pablo Quiroga, Javier Torrente, Diego Torrente
Goalkeeping Coach Stephane Cassard
Physical coaches Jan Van Winckel (head of strength and conditioning), Frederic Faure
Head Doctor Christophe Baudot, Sylvain Blanchard
Physiotherapists Alain Soultanian, Jérôme Palestri, Jean-Georges Cellier

Source: LFP.fr

Transfers[edit]

The club made their first transfer of the season in June when they signed Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi for a rumoured €8million from Standard Liege. The club then signed Romain Alessandrini, the Marseille-born Stade Rennais winger for €5million a few days later.

So far, Larry Azouni has been transferred to Nimes Olympique and Florian Raspentino has departed to Stade Malherbe de Caen,

In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving from Fee Notes
23 June 2014 c FW Belgium Batshuayi, MichyMichy Batshuayi 20 Belgium Standard Liege €8,000,000
25 June 2014 c MF France Alessandrini, RomainRomain Alessandrini 25 France Stade Rennais F.C. €5,000,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Age Moving to Fee Notes
10 July 2014 c MF France Azouni, LarryLarry Azouni 20 France Nimes Free
11 July 2014 c MF France Raspentino, FlorianFlorian Raspentino 25 France Caen Undisclosed

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Main article: 2014–15 Ligue 1

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Marseille 19 13 2 4 38 17 +21 41 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lyon 19 12 3 4 40 17 +23 39
3 Paris Saint-Germain 19 10 8 1 32 13 +19 38 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Saint-Étienne 19 10 6 3 22 12 +10 36 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Monaco 19 9 5 5 23 18 +5 32
Updated to match(es) played on 21 December 2014. Source: Ligue de Football Professionel
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
8 6 1 1 21 7 +14 19 3 0 1 9 3 +6 3 1 0 12 4 +8

Last updated: 27 September 2014.
Source: Competitive matches

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

Coupe de France[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Effectif et staff – saison 2014/2015". OM.net. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.